Monday 23 May 2016

Some Class Updates and Important Reminders

Assalamu Alaikum,

We have been having a fabulous time learning alhmadulilah!

Reading: Dr. Aisha finished reading us "Danny, The Champion of The World"! We really enjoyed the book alhamdulilah! IsA on Monday, 30/05/2016 we will be going to Stone Swamp where we will sketch different pictures of nature and reflect on and connect to our chapter book with Danny and his dad's adventures in the woods and in the filling station!

Sr. Madlein joined us and read a great book called "King for a Day". Then we completed a comprehension worksheet about the book.

Students maintained stamina while reading to self.

We also read different biographies in groups and discussed the people's achievements.

Writing: Students are almost all done their autobiographies! Each student made his/her own autobiography after completing the prewriting and the first draft. They wrote an introduction about themselves, what they have a passion for, some special moments, and who their role models are and how they inspired them. Then, they added their pictures and designed their cover. MsA they did a great job!

After completing "Danny, the Champion of the world", We discussed the characters, setting, our favourite parts and why we thought Danny was a champion. Then students worked independently to show their work in their writing journals.

Grammar: We learned that pronouns take the place of a noun, and students completed worksheets on pronouns.

Math: We completed our unit on multiplication and division. We reviewed how to solve word problems, and we have our multiplication contest every Friday.

Encourage your child to memorize the 2, 4 and 6 tables for Friday!

We had fun learning how to tell the time by doing group work, independent work and by helping funny robots who can't tell the time!

Science: We completed out unit on Air and Water in the Environment. We learned about natural and man made resources, renewable and nonrenewable resources, the water cycle and the wind cycle.

We watched a great PowerPoint showing us the water cycle and explaining how it happens. We also did a water cycle dance!

We completed a review quiz as a class and the following day the students wrote a quiz on air and water in the environment.

Computer Lab: Students had fun playing educational games.

Art: We are almost done making our robot/ funny creature clocks! Students started off by drawing a sketch in their match journals. Then they used construction paper to make their robot clock/ funny creature clocks!

  • Bike rodeo will be on Thursday, 05/26/2016 isA.
  •  I emailed the biography project details and details were sent home with your child. The project is due on Wednesday, 06/01/2016.
  • Friday is our spelling bee practice. First 4 columns of the 2nd spelling list! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD REVIEWS THE WORDS :)
  •  Multiplication contest on Friday: tables 2, 4 and 6 again :) 
  • Homework pack is due on Thursday... Homework packs are now divided into fractions to help your child in managing his/her time when doing homework (e.g. 1/5 a day)
Have a great evening isA!